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Watch UFC Atlantic City headliner Kevin Lee choke out Magomed Mustafaev



On his way to an interim lightweight title shot, Kevin Lee won five straight fights, and an impressive three in a row by rear-naked choke.

In the middle of that run, he started his stretch of submission finishes with a bonus-winning stoppage of Magomed Mustafaev at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After that, he tapped out Francisco Trinaldo and Michael Chiesa.

Of course, his interim 155-pound title shot against Tony Ferguson didn’t go his way this past October, and now he’s in a position to build back up another winning streak to try to get back to contention. Prior to the loss to Ferguson, he had nine wins in 10 fights.

On Saturday, Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) headlines UFC Fight Night 128 against feared striker Edson Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC). UFC Fight Night 128 takes place Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., and the card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Ahead of his headliner, check out how Lee took out Mustafaev in Belfast for a $50,000 performance bonus in the video above. Then don’t miss his main event against Barboza on Saturday.

And for more on UFC Fight Night 128, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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